How could I say “no” to that angelic face? That eager smile? I couldn’t so I handed her a few seeds and showed her how to plant them. I made sure I handled all the seeds before giving them to her. She was a good helper and planted a full flat before her mom found her. She begged to be allowed to come back and help but her mom just said “we’ll see” which we all know means “no way.”
Then Kassie said something I did not expect her to say, she looked at her mom and asked if she could be my
apprentice. I guess that was something she had learned by being homeschooled. Clever little girl and very smart, she
definitely knows how to work her mom.
So that is how Kassie came to be my apprentice for the rest of the summer up until I was to begin college in the fall. And her being so smart and all, it did not take her long to discover my ‘talents’. Thankfully she swore to secrecy because she loved helping me refine them so much. She became a good friend of mine.